In 1607 Andrea Ghisi
, a Venetian nobleman, published a peculiar book entitled "Il laberinto del Signor Andrea Ghisi nel qual si contiene una tessitura di due mila ducento sessanta Figure, che aprendolo tre volte, con facilit si pu saper qual figura si sia immaginata"
. The book can be used to divine, through three questions, which figure a person thinking of, and it is composed of 21 tables, one for each letter of the Italian alphabet, each spread over two pages.
credits Vanni Bossi
as the one who introduced Andrea Ghisi's book to the magical community (see Max Maven, "Book Tests - The History", Magicseen
, number 11, November 2006).
The English 1610 edition was found by Bill Kalush
and is available in AskAlexander.
I'm offering here:
a "map" of the labyrinth and here:
an interactive version of the English 1610 edition.